"Concerned about Aceptic Non Touch Technique not..."
About: Wythenshawe Hospital Wythenshawe Hospital Manchester M23 9LT
I was admitted to ward F16 post operatively on 25/11/15. I ended up having to stay in overnight due to pain and slow post general anaesthetic recovery. Day staff on the ward were lovely, who helped me get comfortable numerous times. During the night, however, I was in a lot of pain and unable to sleep, so I required more medications. IV Paracetamol was administered to me, by a nurse in white uniform. This concerned me quite considerably. The nurse did not wear any gloves, did not clean my cannula, did not flush my line before or after. I was absolutely appalled by this that I was desperate to leave the following morning. I don't think I actually felt well enough to go home, as I have unfortunately developed some post op complications i.e. infection requiring antibiotics. Surely ANTT is the basics of nursing, why then was it not applied to the administration of my IV's?